In Views of U.S. Democracy, Widening Partisan Divides Over Freedom to Peacefully Protest
A majority of Americans say significant changes are needed in the "fundamental design and structure of American government."
Trump’s approval ratings so far are unusually stable – and deeply partisan
About four-in-ten Americans (38%) approve of Donald Trump’s job performance, while 59% disapprove, our recent survey found.
Most Americans Say State Governments Have Lifted COVID-19 Restrictions Too Quickly
Six-in-ten say the primary reason the number of confirmed coronavirus cases is increasing is that there are more new infections; 39% say cases are rising mainly because more people are being tested than in previous months.
As the U.S. copes with multiple crises, partisans disagree sharply on severity of problems facing the nation
Democrats are generally far more likely than Republicans to view several concerns, including COVID-19, as very big problems in the country.
Majority of Public Favors Giving Civilians the Power to Sue Police Officers for Misconduct
While declining shares give police forces positive marks for their use of force, treatment of racial groups and officer accountability, there is little support for cuts in spending on local policing.
Public’s Mood Turns Grim; Trump Trails Biden on Most Personal Traits, Major Issues
With less than five months until the 2020 elections, Americans are deeply unhappy with the state of the nation.
Republicans, Democrats Move Even Further Apart in Coronavirus Concerns
A majority of Republicans now say that when thinking about the problems facing the country from the coronavirus, “the worst is behind us.” Just 23% of Democrats say the same.
In Changing U.S. Electorate, Race and Education Remain Stark Dividing Lines
The gender gap in party identification remains the widest in a quarter century.
Most Americans Say Federal Government Has Primary Responsibility for COVID-19 Testing
Also, a declining share of Republicans say the coronavirus is a major threat to health in the United States.
Two-Thirds of Americans Expect Presidential Election Will Be Disrupted by COVID-19
Overall, 70% of U.S. adults favor allowing any voter to vote by mail if they want to.
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